Bringing together expertise from across UNC to create knowledge, prepare business leaders, and to convene important conversations around the business of healthcare.
Brett Kenefick, President of VaxCare and ’96 UNC Kenan-Flagler alumnus, and Brad Staats, Faculty Director for the UNC Center for the Business of Health, discuss how challenges faced in vaccine distribution and adherence can help us to better understand broader challenges and opportunities in US health care—both now in the time of COVID, and going forward.
During Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise's Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference, panelists discussed how the rapid pace of technological innovations in healthcare is ushering a new era of wellness and medical treatments, but is this rapid innovation equitable for all? Transformations in healthcare solutions based on emerging technologies of AI-driven diagnosis and drug discovery, robotic surgery, remote patient care, and genomics are paramount, and have enabled healthcare providers to reimagine workflow and patient care, but also pose particular challenges. Check out this conversation and hear from experts explain how this emerging landscape in healthcare analytics presents entrepreneurs, investors, and the public sector with several opportunities and unresolved challenges.
For more than a year, researchers across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School (KFBS) and School of Medicine (SOM) worked with Sharecare, Inc. (Sharecare) to establish a framework for measuring the true value of corporate well-being interventions and develop a measurement tool to quantify their impact over time. The goal of the research was to assess the value of implementing corporate well-being interventions to improve employee health and lower direct medical costs to employers. Though digital well-being companies often publicly market potential cost savings associated with utilization of their products, verifying this value through measurement remains a common industry challenge due to misalignment between digital health interventions, individual health and disease trajectories, and financial evaluation techniques.
Career Networks has officially launched! This program is a one-stop shop for the exploration of careers at the intersection of business and health, and is open to students across UNC's campus.